There’s plenty to enjoy in London this January, particularly in the buzzing area of Shoreditch which includes Old Street. Whether it’s a traditional day out or something a little more unusual you’re seeking, take inspiration from our list of fun things to do this month!
1. Enjoy an Alternative London Walking Tour
Alternative London provides tours which show the lesser-seen side of the city through the eyes of locals. There are plenty of different tours to choose from, including bike tours through some of East London’s undiscovered delights, as well as pub and craft beer tours, food tours, street art workshops and a variety of London Walking Tours which give a historical and cultural context to this part of the city. For visitors to hotels near Shoreditch Station, this is a perfect way to get to know London whilst avoiding some of the commonly known tourist traps.
2. Go Shopping for Vintage
This is a great area to indulge your love of shopping, particularly if you’re interested in vintage! If rummaging through aisles of unusual clothing sounds like your idea of heaven, then you’re in luck around the M by Montcalm Shoreditch. Absolute Vintage makes the perfect starting point, with an eclectic selection for both men and women. Alternatively, there’s Blitz, which takes its love of vintage seriously – even down to the décor of the store itself. Blitz is also enormous, comprised of two large warehouses full of everything to delight a true vintage lover.
3. Keep Yourself Entertained
Shoreditch is a naturally creative part of London, with art spaces and independent arts venues aplenty. If you’re after a touch of luxurious entertainment during your stay at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch, then head to the Electric Cinema for a boutique cinema experience in absolute comfort.
Alternatively, the Rich Mix venue has a full programme of everything from cinema to theatre, dance and comedy, drawn directly from the surrounding artistic community. This is the ideal way to get closer to the true culture of the area.
4. Grab Some Street Food
This area of London is famous not only for a vast selection of some of the best restaurants in the city, but also many of the region’s finest street food venues available. The Pump Street Food Market is a great place for foodies to wile away a few hours enjoying some of the best local produce and taste experiences in London.
5. Enjoy the Nightlife
Shoreditch has always been famed for its nightlife, and modern day is no exception. There’s plenty of nightclubs and bars offering the perfect night out while visiting the city, including plush venues such as XOYO which host everything from club nights to artist residencies. Alternatively, the Book Club is another arty space which is quintessentially Shoreditch, offering great nightlife with a suitably artistic vibe, as well as lashings of delicious food and drink to enjoy.